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Anglican churches on list

Decision. St Paul’s Church and Hall in Stanley and St Bartholomew’s Church in Forest remain on the list of properties to be sold by the Anglican Church of Tasmania. Stanley Discovery Museum, which is located in St Paul’s Hall will also be impacted by the sale. The Diocesan Council, the governing body of the church, …

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Santa Claus is coming to town

Return. Smithton District Hospital’s Leighton Poke remembers a time when Father Christmas watched over the town in December. From the roof of the local hospital atop the hill, he stood tall for all to see. This year, he returns once more. “It was a tradition here,” Leighton says. “I remember as a kid, as soon …

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Show us a good time

Weekend. An event 110 years strong is only made so by its community. This year, the show returns with all of your favourites such as equestrian events, woodchopping, cattle competitions and the popular animal nursery. Along with the popular chopping events, there will be a two-shoe tree felling class, an event that has not been …

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Ag day in Smithton

Farming. Celebrations of all things agriculture took place on November 21 for National Agriculture Day. A local event welcomed over 100 people for the evening, including dairy, potato, pea and bean farmers as well as logging transport drivers and silage contractors. The organisers say they were delighted with the turnout considering so many farmers are out …

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Name your new pool

Competition. Put your thinking caps on, Circular Head – the new pool needs a name. Circular Head Council and Belgravia Leisure are calling for catchy names to be entered into a competition to name the new complex. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam admits the current name “is a bit of a mouthful” and was a …

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CHAC. New chairperson

Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation has reflected on the past year at its annual general meeting, and now looks to the future. About 2000 community members identify as Aboriginal, with the local organisation playing an important role in the community with the aim to enrich the lives of community members. CHAC welcomes Sam Cleland to the …

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Giving every day

Donate. Smithton After School Care children are learning the meaning of giving through an advent calendar idea with a twist. Rather than taking chocolates from a commercial advent calendar, children are contributing items to Wyndarra Centre’s Christmas hamper appeal. Smithton’s after school care coordinator Joanie Coker says students have taken ownership of the idea and …

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A second chance

Appeal. Maltese shih tzu Casper will have a happy Christmas with his owner by his side this year, though this wasn’t always the case.  The rescue pup was just two years old when he was abandoned and surrendered to Smithton Veterinary Service to be euthanised. Natalie Cole was working at the front desk when the …

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Carols in the outdoors

Event. Dashing through Montagu in a rusty Holden ute, the Christmas Bush Carols are here – you beaut! Beneath the setting sun and under the gum trees, this year’s Smithton Christmas Carols will be something a little different. To be held on Sunday December 16 at Trawmanna on Mella Road, bring the family, roll out …

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In the spirit of the season

Cheer. Have yourself a merry little Christmas with the Smithton Retail Group. In partnership with the Circular Head Chronicle, the group is launching ‘Our Gift To You This Christmas’ just in time for the season of giving. Launching today, there is $1000 worth of Circular Head Gift Cards up for grabs – but be quick …

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